Regional Specialist: TN | Knoxville, TN Program Lead
Missy hails from Knoxville and lives roughly 1 mile from 70 miles of trails. Guess where you can find Missy most of the time. If you guessed, at fisheries trying to save imperiled fish species and the water they live in, you'd be correct! No, not what you guessed? Okay, Missy is a fisheries biologist, and it's awesome, but where can she be found the rest of the time? On the trails or at cycling events, spreading the word, ripping, and riding. A curator of high fives and perma-stoke, Missy was a mentor for the Little Bellas Chattanooga Program and loved it so much, she went about starting a chapter in Knoxville. She loved seeing the confidence built through the program and wants to continue to empower girls in her area and bring rad women together to ride bikes. Missy's passion, love for riding, and sharing that love most definitely makes her not just another fish in the sea. (see what I did there?) It makes her an amazing human Little Bellas is lucky to have!
Where do you call home? Knoxville, TN
If you had a superpower, what would it be? I already have a superpower - being me, a strong and resilient woman in this ever-changing world!
Favorite ride snack? Trader Joe's Almond Butter Filled Pretzels
Favorite food? Tacos! and all things POTATOES!
Hidden talents? My spark within that creates happiness - this cultivates a mental state that gives color and vibrancy to my external environment.
What is your favorite Little Bellas experience? Empowering our "not-yets" by helping them learn to pedal on their own for the first time!
What is a fun fact that people don't know? I am the Vice President of a non-profit, Conservation Fisheries, and I'm so grateful to have a job that doesn't feel like a "JOB". We work to restore and conserve native, rare and imperiled fish species throughout the southeastern United States.